Employers need not wait for formal complaint if there’s evidence of unwarranted advances
When 'playful behaviour' turns into harassment
The fine line between flirting and sexual harassment is becoming thinner, so be careful with what you do, say, text or give. With flirting defined as “playful behaviour to arouse sexual interest,” labour law experts caution that one can easily get into a fix for actions they may deem to be harmless or innocent.
‘Workplace sexual harassment a major misconduct’
Employers have to make it clear that sexual harassment at the workplace is a major form of misconduct, said the Malaysian Employers Federation. Its executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said this was because improper and inappropriate behaviour at the workplace lowered morale and interfered with work effectiveness.